I am running a South Bend lathe in our shop. Many of the lathe parts I sell were purchased to maintain the ‘ol beast. Over the past few years I collected a lot of information on my lathe and have some of it for free download over on the BlueChipBlog. Please feel free to download it, and use it.
The main plan was to use the lathe to fabricate a transmission bushing tool. Everyone wanted the set I had made for myself so I have been offering them on my eBay auctions when time allows. Once we have some shop upgrades put shipshape there will be a stock of these bushing drivers offered here in the store. You can find lubricant , oil caps and replacement felt wipers for your lathe now.